ANALYSIS Norwegian firm Volue Technology has demonstrated to the rest of the world how a ransomware attack should be handled after it was hit by the Windows Ryuk strain on 5 May.
Australian media firm Nine Entertainment is continuing to stay mum as far as public statements on the network attack on its Sydney offices go. It is more or less certain now that Windows ransomware known as MedusaLocker was used in the attack.
It's surprising that global cyber security firm Sophos has hidden from public view the fact that it has suffered a security breach which is said to have taken place during the week.
Why would security firms be keen to stop the advance of a brand of malware that is a major cash cow for them? Only a fool would want to stop that malware from making bigger and bigger inroads into the world of Windows users and that should be obvious to anyone with the IQ of the common cockroach.
As a company, Microsoft may lack many attributes; it may be behind the curve on many things and may not be cool as some other tech firms. But in one aspect, the Redmond behemoth outdoes the rest in spades: chutzpah.
One reason why Microsoft stays silent about ransomware attacks on its Windows operating system is because the company makes money when it is called in to help tackle such attacks which are increasing all the time.
Last week, Microsoft chief executive Satya Nadella visited Australia and it is fair to say that he received such a lot of puffs in the media that he could well have thought he had landed in a bakery.
The Windows network at the Norwegian aluminium maker Norsk Hydro was probably infiltrated by attackers who planted the LockerGoga ransomware using something like scheduled tasks or services in Microsoft's Active Directory, a British security expert says.
Norwegian aluminium maker Norsk Hydro says it has made some progress restoring its systems back to normal after being hit by Windows ransomware known as LockerGoGa on Monday evening.
Satya Nadella has been the chief executive of Microsoft for more than five years but how many times has he uttered the word "ransomware" when waxing eloquent about the company he heads?
Norwegian aluminium maker Norsk Hydro has been under what it describes as "an extensive cyber attack" that has affected several areas of the company's operations. The malware affecting the firm is believed to the LockerGoga ransomware that attacks Windows systems.
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